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Definitions for embark
ɛmˈbɑrkem·bark

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embark, ship(verb)

    go on board

  2. embark, enter(verb)

    set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

    "she embarked upon a new career"

  3. venture, embark(verb)

    proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

    "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

Wiktionary

  1. embark(Verb)

    To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.

    All passengers please embark now.

    Etymology: From embarquer, from em- + barque

  2. embark(Verb)

    To start, begin.

    Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.

    Etymology: From embarquer, from em- + barque

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embark(verb)

    to cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

  2. Embark(verb)

    to engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

  3. Embark(verb)

    to go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

  4. Embark(verb)

    to engage in any affair

    Etymology: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embark

    em-bärk′, v.t. to put on board ship: to engage in any affair.—v.i. to go on board ship: to engage in a business: to enlist.—n. Embarkā′tion, a putting or going on board: that which is embarked: (obs.) a vessel.—p.adjs. Embarked′; Embark′ing.—n. Embark′ment. [Fr. embarquer, from em, in, barque, a bark.]

CrunchBase

  1. Embark

    Embark is a mobile application designed to make it easy to get around cities using mass transit. Among other features, the iOS and Android application tells users when trains and busses are coming and will send push notifications when services are delayed. With over half a million users and rapid growth, Embark’s simple and powerful mobile application is designed to bring urban transportation into the age of the smartphone. Embark is available for twelve major transportation systems in the US and the UK and is expanding rapidly. Embark won best transit and mobility app awards from the New York MTA App Quest and NYC Big Apps 3.0 contests.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. embark

    To put or cause to go on board a vessel or boat; as, to embark troops. To go on board of a ship, boat, or vessel; as, the troops embarked for Egypt.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embark' in Verbs Frequency: #923

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embark in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of embark in a Sentence

  1. Gregory Tony:

    DeSantis formally announced the appointment of Gregory Tony as sheriff. Gregory Tony, Gregory Tony, will beBroward Countys first African-American sheriff, according to a statement released by the governor. It is my intention to embark on this enormous task to restore the confidence of families and residents of Broward County toward the Broward Sherriffs Office, which also requires that I fix the problems that exist.

  2. Giuliana Rancic:

    This is such a thrilling time for me and I thank the gang at E! for understanding my desire to embark on this next chapter in my life.

  3. Bill Rancic:

    For more than a decade, I was fortunate enough to play a role in the success of 'E! News' and will miss my family at the show, at the same time, I am excited to not only continue as host of two major franchises on E! but also executive produce the aspirational new show 'Rich in Faith' for Oxygen as well as take my wine and clothing lines to the next level. This is such a thrilling time for me and I thank the gang at E! for understanding my desire to embark on this next chapter in my life.

  4. Cometan:

    To step into shoes long since worn is a great task by any means, but to step into shoes never yet worn, well, that is a feat few have dared to embark upon.

  5. Andrew Pyle:

    Given the size of the jobs increase and the decline in the unemployment rate, it definitely cements the view that the Fed is going to embark on its tightening course, a cause for a market pullback would be economic numbers that are so strong that it might actually advance the timetable for the Fed, and that's where we are right now.

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